OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) — The Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that leads the NBA standings, will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat the Miami Heat when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
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The Thunder (43-13, 23-4 home) suffered a 103-81 defeat to the Heat on Thursday, but trained well in the last couple of days and are raring to go.
With Kendrick Perkins out with a groin injury, Steven Adams has been named in the starting lineup in his place for Oklahoma City, with Russell Westbrook, back from surgery, again start as the point guard.
For the LA Clippers (37-20, 14-15 away), Chris Paul, although going through his shoot around with his right thumb taped, will start.
Oklahoma City Team: Russell Westbrook (PG) Thabo Sefolosha (SG) Kevin Durant (SF) Serge Ibaka (PF) Steven Adams (C)
LA Clippers Team: Chris Paul (PG) Jamal Crawford (SG) Matt Barnes (SF) Blake Griffin (PF) DeAndre Jordan (C)